Between the killed persons in this attack were seven foreigners: two aid workers from Germany, two doctors from Vietnam and nurses from the Philippines and India. Al-Qaeda communicated via Twitter that it targeted the Defense Ministry because is the center of drone control rooms and it’s the place where the American experts work. American analysts say that the Yemeni al-Qaeda branch in the most active in the world.
The position of the Supreme Security Commission of Yemen, led by the President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi was to promise a more sustained activity against terrorists. In the long war with the al-Qaeda in Yemen, this moment is one when the terrorists want to degrade the capabilities of the security forces and to demoralize them.